Currently emptied of people, neighborhoods are an essential part of community life and sense of belonging. . A digital platform, Stories Within encourages people to share audio stories related to specific locations in a neighborhood, mapped onto a VR setting. It proposes the use of storytelling to keep neighbors connected and allows the virtual exploration of new places through someone else's personal stories.
Five individual students and their professor have come together to apply their various backgrounds in technologies in journalism and architecture to leverage immersive and interactive and human-centric tech for the intersection of media democracy and social good. Team members: Karen El Asmar, Yashwanth Iragattapu, Ponvishal Chidambaranathan, Akshansh Chaudhary and Debra Andersonmore